Insight Bowl, Block Party parking and transit getails

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by Gina Maravilla

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Posted on December 29, 2011 at 1:03 PM

The Insight Bowl and Fiesta Bowl Block Party will make Downtown Tempe a party hub this weekend.  According to the City of Tempe, here is the information you need to know about how to get there, parking, and street closures.

INSIGHT BOWL (DEC. 30) TRANSIT OPTIONS
Light rail will run until 2 a.m. Dec. 31 making it easy for you to go to the game, which starts at 8 p.m. Dec. 30. Light Rail will operate every 12 minutes until 6:30 p.m. and every 20 minutes after 6:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to park at any of the Light Rail Park & Ride lots and take light rail to the game. Park & Ride locations in Tempe are located at:

• Apache Blvd. at Loop 101/Price Rd. – southeast corner
• Apache Blvd. at McClintock Dr. – southeast corner (parking garage)
• Apache Blvd. at Dorsey Ln. – northeast corner

Bus and rail passengers are encouraged to purchase an all-day pass for $3.50 prior to heading to the game in order to avoid long lines at ticket machines. Bus routes will run according to weekday schedules on Dec. 30.

FIESTA BOWL BLOCK PARTY (DEC. 31) TRANSIT OPTIONS

Light Rail will run additional trains throughout the evening on Dec. 31. Trains will run until 2 a.m. Jan. 1. Event attendees are encouraged to park at any of the Light Rail Park & Ride lots and take light rail to the event. Park & Ride locations in Tempe are located at:

• Apache Blvd. at Loop 101/Price Rd. – southeast corner
• Apache Blvd. at McClintock Dr. – southeast corner (parking garage)
• Apache Blvd. at Dorsey Ln. – northeast corner

Bus and rail passengers are encouraged to purchase an all-day pass for $3.50 prior to heading to the event in order to avoid long lines at ticket machines. This year, the City of Tempe will not offer free bus service on New Year’s Eve. Fare information is available at www.valleymetro.org/paying_your_fare

Bus routes will run according to Saturday schedules on Dec. 31. The City of Tempe will provide additional service on designated bus routes. The following bus routes will run every 15 minutes from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 31.

• Route 48 – Northbound from Arizona Mills Mall to Tempe Transportation Center
• Route 62 – Northbound from Price & Guadalupe to Tempe Transportation Center
• Route 62 – Southbound from Tempe Marketplace to Tempe Transportation Center
• Route 65 – Northbound from Priest & Warner to Tempe Transportation Center
• Route 66 – Northbound from Kyrene & Warner to Tempe Transportation Center
• Route 72 – Northbound from Rural & Ray to Tempe Transportation Center
• Orbit Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, and Venus – entire routes


Some bus routes will run as needed from the Tempe Transportation Center (Fifth Street and Veterans Way) from 10 p.m. Dec. 31 to 2 a.m. Jan. 1. Please keep in mind that post-event bus service is only available within the City of Tempe. People traveling to other cities should plan accordingly. These trips will only pick up passengers at Tempe Transportation Center and all other areas will be drop-off only. Extra service will be provided on:

• Route 48 – Southbound to Arizona Mills Mall
• Route 62 – Southbound to Price & Guadalupe
• Route 62 – Northbound to Tempe Marketplace
• Route 65 – Southbound to Priest & Warner
• Route 66 – Southbound to Kyrene & Warner
• Route 72 – Southbound to Rural & Ray
• Orbit Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, and Venus – entire routes as needed


STREET CLOSURES AND BUS DETOURS
Several downtown Tempe streets will be closed or restricted for the Insight Bowl football game and Fiesta Bowl Block Party. Below is a list of street closures/restrictions.

• Veterans Way will be closed in both directions between 6th Street and College Avenue from 1 p.m. Dec. 30 until approximately one hour after the game ends.
• 5th Street will be closed in both directions between Farmer Avenue and Priest Drive from 1:30 p.m. Dec. 30 until one hour after game ends. Local traffic will be permitted.
• Westbound Rio Salado Parkway may be closed pre-game at McClintock Drive based on the level of traffic congestion. Follow detour signs in place for access to downtown.

From approximately 9 p.m. Dec. 30 to 8 a.m. Jan. 1, the following streets will be closed.
• Mill Avenue between Rio Salado Parkway and University Drive will be closed in both directions.
• 3rd Street between Ash Avenue and Mill Avenue will be closed in both directions. Local access will be permitted to residents.
• 5th Street between Myrtle Avenue and Ash Avenue will be closed in both directions. Local access will be permitted west of College Avenue.
• 6th Street west of Forest Avenue will be closed in both directions.
• 7th Street west of Myrtle Avenue will be closed in both directions.
• Northbound College Avenue between 6th Street and Veterans Way/5th Street will be closed.
• Farmer Avenue will be closed in both directions between 5th Street and University Drive.

The following streets will be closed from the start of the third quarter until one hour after game ends. (The game begins at 8 p.m.)
• Eastbound Rio Salado Parkway will be closed between Ash and Mill avenues.
• Ash and Maple avenues will be closed in both directions at University Drive. Local traffic will be permitted. Right turns will be permitted from southbound Ash Avenue to westbound University Drive.
• 10th Street will be closed in both directions at Mill Avenue. Local traffic will be permitted.
• Motorists heading eastbound on University Drive will be required to turn southbound onto Mill Avenue.
• Southbound Scottsdale Road/Rural Road will be closed between Curry Road and Rio Salado Parkway.
• Eastbound Gilbert Drive will be closed between Scottsdale Road and College Avenue.
• Westbound Rio Salado Parkway will be closed between Karsten Golf Course and McClintock Drive.
• Westbound University Drive will be closed between Rural Road and McClintock Drive.
• Northbound Rural Road will be closed between Rio Salado Parkway and University Drive.
• 5th Street, 6th Street, and 7th Street will be closed between Forest Avenue and College Avenue.
• College Avenue will be closed between University Drive and Veterans Way/5th Street (except for buses).
• Forest Avenue will be closed northbound between University Drive and Veterans Way.
• McAllister Drive will be closed southbound between University Dr and Terrace Road.
• Eastbound SR202 off-ramp onto Scottsdale Road will be closed.
• Westbound SR202 off-ramp onto Scottsdale Road will be closed.

From approximately 11 p.m. Dec. 31 to 2 a.m. Jan. 1, the following streets will be closed or restricted:
• Eastbound University Drive will be closed to through traffic at Mill Avenue. All traffic will be required to turn right.
• Eastbound 6th Street will be restricted to right turns only at Rural Road.
• Westbound 6th Street will be closed between Packard Drive and Veterans Way.
• Westbound Veterans Way will be closed between 6th Street and College Avenue.
• Left turns will be restricted from northbound Rural Road to westbound University Drive.
• Left turns will be restricted from northbound McAllister Avenue to westbound University Drive.
• Right turns will be restricted from southbound Veterans Way to westbound University Drive.
• Right turns will be restricted from eastbound Rio Salado Parkway to southbound Rural Road.

The following bus detours will be in effect from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Dec. 30.

• 72 Northbound: Regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to resume regular route.

• 72 Southbound: Regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to resume regular route.

The following bus detours will be in effect from the start of the third quarter of the game until 1 hour after the game ends on Dec. 30.

• 30 Westbound: Regular route west on University Dr. to McClintock Dr.; south on McClintock Dr. to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache Blvd. to Rural Rd.; north on Rural Rd. to University Dr.; west on University Dr.; resume regular route.

• 62 Southbound: Regular route south on McClintock Dr. to University Dr.; continue south on McClintock Dr. to Apache Blvd.; west on Apache Blvd. to Rural Rd.; north on Rural Rd. to University Dr.; west on University Dr.; resume regular route. Then regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Ash Ave.; north on Ash Ave. to 5th St.; west on 5th St. to resume regular route.

• 72 Northbound: Regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to McClintock Dr.; north on McClintock Dr. to Curry Rd.; west on Curry Rd. to Scottsdale Rd.; north on Scottsdale Rd. to resume regular route.

• 72 Southbound: Regular route south on Scottsdale Rd. to Curry Rd.; west on Curry Rd. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to Rio Salado Pkwy.; west on Rio Salado Pkwy. to Ash Ave.; south on Ash Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to 5th St. west on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to McAllister Ave.; south on McAllister Ave. to resume regular route.

The following bus detours will be in effect from 8:30 p.m. Dec. 30 until 5 a.m. Jan. 1.

• Route 48 Northbound – Regular route south on Ash Ave. to 5th St.; continue south on Ash Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to 5th St.; west on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.

• Route 48 Southbound – From Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Ash Ave.; north on Ash Ave. to resume regular route at 5th St.

• Route 62 Northbound – Regular route south on Ash Ave. to 5th St.; continue south on Ash Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to 5th St.; west on 5th St. to resume regular route at Tempe Transportation Center.

• Route 62 Southbound – Regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Ash Ave.; north on Ash Ave. to resume regular route at 5th St. Please note that the detours will be adjusted during and after the Insight Bowl game – see above for details.

• Route 65 Northbound – Regular route north on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to 5th St.; west on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.

• Route 65 Southbound – From Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to resume regular route.

• Route 66 Northbound – Regular route north on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to 5th St.; west on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.

• Route 66 Southbound - From Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to resume regular route.

• Earth West – Regular route south on College Ave. to Curry Rd.; east on Curry Rd. to Rural Rd./Scottsdale Rd.; south on Rural Rd./Scottsdale Rd. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to 5th St.; west on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.

• Earth East – From Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to Rural Rd./Scottsdale Rd.; north on Rural Rd./Scottsdale Rd. to Curry Rd.; west on Curry Rd. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to resume regular route.

• Jupiter North – Regular route north on Mill Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to 5th St.; west on 5th St. to Tempe Transportation Center.

• Jupiter South – From Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Mill Ave.; south on Mill Ave. to resume regular route.

• Mercury Eastbound – From Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to resume regular route.

• Venus Forward – Regular route to 5th St. & Ash Ave.; south on Ash Ave. to University Dr.; east on University Dr. to College Ave.; north on College Ave. to 5th St.; west on 5th St. to resume regular route at Tempe Transportation Center.

• Venus Back – Regular route to Tempe Transportation Center; east on 5th St. to College Ave.; south on College Ave. to University Dr.; west on University Dr. to Ash Ave.; north on Ash Ave. to 5th St.; west on 5th St. to resume regular route.

PARKING

Public parking costs vary from $5 to $20 in the downtown area. In all parking lots open to the public, there are designated disabled parking spaces. People are encouraged to park at one of the following locations:


• Hayden Square Garage and West Lot at Third Street and Ash Avenue
• US Airway Garage at Ash Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway (enter on Ash after 6 p.m.)
• University Square on University Drive and Forest Avenue
• Hayden Ferry Garage on Rio Salado Parkway just east of Mill Avenue
• Lot 59 on ASU campus on Rio Salado Parkway just west of Rural Road
• Rio Salado Parkway lots east of Priest Drive
• Centerpoint Garage on Ash Avenue north of University Drive
• Sixth Street and College Avenue lot

 

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